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zinnias

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 09:07

I start them in an electric propagator but they always look leggy to begin with. I didn't know about not liking root disturbance. I pot the seedlings on, burying a bit of stem like tomatoes. They grow out of the legginess later. I sprinkle more compost on the seeds as they don't sell vermiculite here (SW France). They need to be kept in a light place or they will grow leggy, trying to grow towards the light.

If you don't have a propagator, do you have a window sill over a radiator? You need to cover them with a clear plastic lid until they germinate, to keep the seeds moist and warm, then remove it to stop them damping off. Once the seeds have germinated they don't need the air around them to be too moist, that can make them collapse.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:45

Gosh, what a speech Edd. I have never found you offensive, but sometimes hard to understand what you mean. I don't usually mind bluntness unless it's really unkind. I've never read the terms and conditions, well I might have done when I joined here but I've forgotten.

We used to have hoopoes here, but I haven't seen any for a few years.

I hope you enjoy North Norfolk, puncdoc. My mother's family used to have a cottage in Salthouse and Mum and her brother used to sail in Blakeney. We went there a few years ago.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 08:36

I understand Edd's remark, but I agree with Verdun. I think it is a very useful thread and it makes one realise there are kind people out there and you are not alone.

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 21:48

When I was at school the Wagonwheels in the tuck shop were enormous, now they seem quite small.

Lobelia

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:27

Yes to conservatory, but May would be safer.

Belfast sink as planter

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:25

There are some ideas here.

http://www.flickriver.com/groups/1657741@N25/pool/interesting/ 

Take care where you put the mouse traps

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:20

I have just put traps in the GH. Something has nipped off the new leaves on my cerinthes  and I found some mouse droppings.

Advice needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:14

They are normally hardy. I would pot them up and put them in a sheltered place outside, then plant them in the garden in autumn. I leave mine in their pots by the kitchen wall outside.

Lobelia

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:11

They should be potted on and kept in a light frost free place and planted out after the risk of frost.

Why is my parffin heater making my greenhouse full of soot?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:14

I have 2 the same, one works well the other makes soot no matter what you do to the wick. OH has now rigged up an electric cable and I have a little electric heater, so much easier.

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